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The clean up after Hurricane Irene continues.

We were lucky, the power only went out for about five hours, which meant the basement only flooded an inch or two.

I've spent way more time using the vacuum washing thingy to suck water from the carpets than I'd have liked, but after three days of constant dehumidifying, they're almost dry now. Mind you, they'll still have to go.

Every time I find myself feeling down about all this hassle, I remind myself that some folks still haven't had their power restored, and that others had major house damage.

To cheer myself up, I've been watching some of my favorite YouTube videos


Here's my favorite:


A close second would be this one. The best cover version of Bohemian Rhapsody ever. Miss Piggy steals the show, as always:

Last, but not least, the best movie trailer ever.



How about you?

Care to share your favorite YouTube video?


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stone_bitch
Aug. 31st, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
The Where the hell is Matt is also a favorite around here. My daughter loves to dance right along with it! It's just such a delight to see so many people just cutting loose and smiling!
jongibbs
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
Watching it never fails to make me smile, especially the Indian dancing part :)
msstacy13
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
I don't usually watch the videos,
but only listen to the songs...
but if I had to pick a video I actually like,
it would be the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories one about making a Bristlebot...
jongibbs
Aug. 31st, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
That looks quite creepy :)
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jongibbs
Aug. 31st, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Lol, what's he got against Canadians? :P
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misha_mcg
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
William Shatner singing "Fuck You" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqerKm_1Ml0
jongibbs
Aug. 31st, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
Really? You couldn't have chosen his version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds for my 'child-friendly' blog? :P
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dawtheminstrel
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Who can resist Code Monkey?

http://youtu.be/v4Wy7gRGgeA
jongibbs
Aug. 31st, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Lol, good one :)
karin_gastreich
Aug. 31st, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Loved the muppets. Glad you made it through the hurricane okay.

I suppose my favorite youtube video would be the song 'Fragil' by Costa Rican singer Pato Barraza.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRobteeDWLY

More because of the song than the video, though the video is nice. You might need to understand the lyrics to appreciate it...

Have a good day!
jongibbs
Aug. 31st, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
Nice sound, even though I don't understand the words :)
asakiyume
Aug. 31st, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your basement, though I'm glad it wasn't worse. I really really love the Where's Matt video too. It's one of the Best Things.

I also like the original Free Hugs video, and I like the Danny MacAskill bicycle parkour videos--among many many others.
jongibbs
Aug. 31st, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful video. It got me quite choked up. Thanks for sharing, Francesca :)
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bogwitch64
Aug. 31st, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
I have the Oscar-winning one tagged, and I watch it about once a week!
jongibbs
Aug. 31st, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend Francesca's 'Free Hugs' pic too :)
krysteybelle
Sep. 1st, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
My favorite one has always been this. Mcdonalds giving out free razors with their meals.

http://youtu.be/IiiLtVh3Vfc
jongibbs
Sep. 1st, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
Lol, it beats a free toy :)
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reneesweet
Sep. 1st, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
So glad to hear you escaped with minimal hassle (contextually speaking, of course--I'm sure it didn't feel minimal all those times you had to wet vac!).
jongibbs
Sep. 1st, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
Thanks, Renee :)
mary_j_59
Sep. 1st, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
I adore Matt! I think what he does is a blessing; he's making the whole world smile. But I can't resist sharing these three, by my talented teens:

"Cheap Sheep" http://youtu.be/yOWjClNKyH4
"Hitting Moron" http://youtu.be/s-tRJv5hyXw
"May 27th" http://youtu.be/Peuya4ukTic

This last one may be the most accomplished film the kids did - the messed-up formatting is my fault, not theirs. I had to take the film down to redo the credits.
jongibbs
Sep. 1st, 2011 10:18 am (UTC)
Excellent! they're all good, but I love that last one. I thought it was a teacher, and they'd all got 'C' grades, but of course, I was wrong. Great ending.

Thanks for sharing, Mary :)
lindaabdavis
Sep. 1st, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
That IS the best cover version of Bohemian Rhapsody ever :).
jongibbs
Sep. 1st, 2011 10:20 am (UTC)
I loled out loud the first time I heard Miss Piggy sing that last line, and what a great ending with Kermit and Scooter :)
rymrytr
Sep. 1st, 2011 06:14 am (UTC)


I see my favOrite characters in there:

Waldorf: Hey look, an orchestra of penguins!

Statler: Yeah, probably took the job for the halibut!


The sound quality on this isn't the best, but here they are, together again:

Statler and Waldorf


jongibbs
Sep. 1st, 2011 10:29 am (UTC)
Lol, I love those guys. They had great lines in some of the Muppet movies too :)
mattcowens
Sep. 1st, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
We made this video for a competition that's running at the moment. It's our son's number 4 favourite video this week (after Handlebars by Flobots, 19-2000 and Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB4AP-7oq8Y



He was very well behaved for the greenscreen shots!
jongibbs
Sep. 1st, 2011 10:32 am (UTC)
Good one :)

I bet Dominic was glad of those magic pajamas!
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dawtheminstrel
Sep. 1st, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Hey, Jon, I don't know if you're still looking for videos to brighten your basement mop up, but I remembered this flash mob at Heathrow and thought of you:

jongibbs
Sep. 1st, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
I do love those flash mobs :)

snapes_angel
Sep. 1st, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
The Muppet's version of Bohemian Rhapsody wins (love that ne!); but one favorite is
jongibbs
Sep. 1st, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
Lol, and eww (for the eyeballs), but mostly, lol :)
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celestialgldfsh
Sep. 1st, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
On of my favorites (that I can't embed, alas) is the literal version of Total Eclipse of the Heart. Might be NSFW because of some language.
http://youtu.be/lj-x9ygQEGA
jongibbs
Sep. 2nd, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Clever :)
dynastic_queen
Sep. 2nd, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
So glad to hear that you and yours are okay after the old lady (Irene) blew through.

You listed MY favorite video -- the Muppet Rhapsody. Hahaha! Great seeing it again. Thanks, pal! :)
jongibbs
Sep. 2nd, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
Hi Stephe, I still remember that Darth Vader 'Can't touch this' clip from a couple of years back :)
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sevenzebras
Sep. 2nd, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
Thanks Jon, that was cool. Just finished watching the 3 videos you posted, and they're all great. Loved the "movie trailer" one... ha ha! And that Where's Matt deal... cool, that was my first introduction.

Sorry about your flooding. We just got through with an ordeal involving a neighbor's pipe (we share an adjoining wall) bursting and flooding our living room. Feel for you.

Thanks for the invitation to post a favorite video. Me will! First I'll watch some of your commenter's videos :)
jongibbs
Sep. 2nd, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
You'll find some great clips there :)
sevenzebras
Sep. 2nd, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
This may seem weird, but I hate how we really miss someone when we lose them. Oh how we wish we could go back in time and value them more.

So from time to time I imagine losing a loved one. Such as my wife. If I lost her, I'd remember that one of her very favorite videos is the one I have down below. For a while she'd watch it every time she got to the library and a hi-speed connection.

I like it too. While not necessarily a Korn fan, I do like the video for it's artistic concepts and effects. Plus it's relatively clean, I think...

asakiyume
Sep. 2nd, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for this: this is my first time to hear a Korn song! And your mentioning your wife enjoying the high-speed connection at the library reminds me of before we had ours, and I'd have to go to the library every time I needed to do fact-checking for my work, because my own connection was too slow for the pages to load quickly.
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lavericknine
Sep. 2nd, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Glad to know you're okay! I'm sorry to hear about the hassle with trying to get everything cleaned up and back to normal.

Yay for Youtube. My favorites are kind of weird or interest specific, but here are a few:

http://youtu.be/aEc8v1OWeE4 Stop motion animation

http://youtu.be/NGdyaDnnrLM World Order "World Order" in "slow motion"

I wanted to link one of Nicolas Cage freaking out. It's funny, but it has a lot of profanity, so I decided I better not. XP
asakiyume
Sep. 2nd, 2011 05:35 am (UTC)
Genki Sudo, the group that sings "World Order," is cool <3 They had a free download of one of their songs recently: Machine Civilization.

Edit: oops, my mistake--I guess the group is called "World Order," too.

Edited at 2011-09-02 05:37 am (UTC)
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